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. >>> new developments tonight, merrill newman is finally back home after arriving at sportstime ohio, sfo san francisco international airport. tired, but upbeat, newman is back after being released by the north korean government. the 85-year-old war veteran turned prisoner stepped off a jet in san francisco to end a 43-day long ordeal. ktvu's debora villalon is live in santa cruz with what newman had to say about his experience. >> reporter: it's all quiet after what you would expect after an exhausting day, merrill newman finely getting a night's sleep in his own bed. this picture shared by their son showed lee and merrill newman relaxing over a meal. they were reunited in morning at sfo where newman arrived nonstop from beijing. friends and onlookers aflawed as he strolled through the airport, his comments brief. >> good morning, i'm delighted to be home. >> reporter: the 85-year-old veteran thanked the swedish embassy for helping with his release. >> it's been a great homecoming and i'm tired, but happy to be with my family. >> reporter: the refire retired executive was held without
. and within the past 45 minutes, we heard from meryll newman's son. amber lee spoke when he will be reunited with his family. >> reporter: we heard that newman was on his way home to san francisco. less than an hour ago his son who's in los angeles had a huge smile on his face when he spoke about his father. >> we're absolutely delighted to confirm that meryll newman is on his way home after being released by the dprk. >> reporter: in palo alto at channing house they refused to speak to us on camera. but they were all smiles. >> i was very pleased. very pleased indeed. i don't know what it took to get him released but i'm very glad he's coming home. i'm sure his family is too. >> reporter: the north korean state news agency kcna reported that newman had been quote deported. and they reported that the government did it in a humanitarian standpoint because of the man's old age and condition. this is meryll newman in a video we brought you last friday. he read from a prepared statement. newman talks about what he did in north korea in his last trip. >> i asked my guide to help me look for their
veteran meryll newman says he was treated well during his confinement. he reunited with his family yesterday after landing at sfo. after declining to be interviewed today he did tell the santa cruz centinal that he was well fed and kept in a hotel room. he also confirmed he did not write the letter heard last week. >>> today was designated as a day of reflection for the late african president mandela. countless prayers were said for nelson mandela. >> reporter: 64-year-old cofana has been coming here to the regina church her entire life. >> it's a special mass for mr. mandela. every time he came up from the islands, he would say peace. so that he'll be very pleased. >> reporter: during a struggle against aparthide people used to run to this church when they were trying to hide. there's still bullet holes on the windows. >> we used to run and come to this church to pray to god so that he can come and assist us because we were in trouble during that time. >> reporter: life for his 4- year-old grandson starkly different. and once the seat of the aparthide government, thanks for the ma
veterans are questioning why 85- year-old meryll newman visited south korea. last week north korea released this video of him confessing to crimes during the war. he acted as an advisor for korean fighters called the white tigers. former members of the white tigers say they are still the most despised and feared in the north. in fact, one korean general who escaped said he would never go back. >> in science, americans are in 22nd place just below average. and in math 29th with 28 countries ahead of the u.s. students from asian nations were at the top in all three categories. >>> new at 10:00, ballerinas taking center stage in a special holiday performance of the nutcracker. >> the whole land was in celebration for clara and the nutcracker. >> reporter: san francisco ballet dancers have been visiting the children's hospital. >> tons of snow flakes dancing around. see they're all on points. >> ballet. >> it's a great reminder for us why we're really out there and it brings the joy to the children. so, that's what nutcracker is all about. >> the first american performance of the nutcracker was
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